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‘You can access A-G’s opinion through RTI’

DNMUM392521 | 7/16/2017 | Author : Ashutosh M. Shukla | WC :613 | Mumbai

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The Maharashtra State Information commission (SIC) has set aside a blanket ban of the state government to not provide information about the A-G's opinion to applicants.

You may now be able to access the Advocate General's (A-G) opinion given to the government on matters of public interest such as reservation, dance bar, metro fare hike, and dahi handi under the Right to Information Act (RTI).
The Maharashtra State Information commission (SIC) has set aside a blanket ban of the state government to not provide information about the A-G's opinion to applicants. The State had cited a Bombay High Court (HC) order to deny such information under RTI. Though not binding on other SICs or Central Information Commission (CIC), orders of any SIC are often used as case studies to argue for a judgment in one's favour.
In an order dated July 11, 2017, Ajit Kumar Jain, state information
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